This VMware Validated Design uses the vRealize Orchestrator instance that is embedded in the vRealize Automation Appliance, instead of using a dedicated or external vRealize Orchestrator instance.

Table 1. vRealize Orchestrator Hardware Design Decision

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication

CSDDC-CMP-VRO-01

Use the internal vRealize Orchestrator instance that is embedded in the deployed vRealize Automation instance.

  • The use of embedded vRealize Orchestrator has the following advantages:

  • Provides faster time to value.

  • Reduces the number of appliances to manage.

  • Provides easier upgrade path and better support-ability.

  • Improves performance.

  • Removes the need for an external database.

  • Overall simplification of the design leading to a reduced number of appliances and enhanced support-ability.

None.